Microsoft Edge Now Includes a Link to Family Safety in Settings

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Starting with Edge Canary 82.0.456.0, the app features a dedicated section in Settings for managing Family Safety. As of now, the page is just a link that opens Windows 10 Settings, but this may change in the future.The new page, available in Edge Canary 82.0.456.0, includes a brief feature description for Family Safety, i.e. it mentions that it is necessary to use a Microsoft Account, and Microsoft Edge Chromium, which is the only supported browser by the feature.

Windows 10 's Family Safety feature is a set of parental controls to insulate your children from inappropriate content available on the web. With Family Safety parents will be able to do the following:

  • Family Safety will let you block an account.
  • Collect and receive activity reports.
  • Block and view websites your child visits on the computer.
  • Review apps and games your child can access.
  • Set screen time limits.

And more.

Microsoft Edge is required for managing the online content available for a child.

Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft instead of Google.

The stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium is available to the public for a while. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium and Edge Chromium latest roadmap. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android.

Actual Edge versions

The actual versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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